Barbara Van Koppen

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REPORT Research Reports IWMI's mission is to improve water and land resources management for food, livelihoods and nature. In serving this mission, IWMI concentrates on the integration of policies, technologies and management systems to achieve workable solutions to real problems—practical, relevant results in the field of irrigation and water and land(More)
/ irrigation / poverty / water management / investments / water development / productivity / cropping systems / gender / labor / economic growth / land productivity / Africa South of Sahara / IWMI receives its principal funding from 58 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations known as the Consultative Group on(More)
The United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights engenders important state commitments to respect, fulfill, and protect a broad range of socio-economic rights. In 2010, a milestone was reached when the UN General Assembly recognized the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation. However, water plays an important role in(More)
This paper discusses the changes in the water law under the new dispensation in South Africa from a poverty perspective. The focus is on the early experiences of implementation of one of the components of the National Water Act: establishing Catchment Management Agencies. From the diversity of experiences in decentralizing integrated water management, key(More)
The reduction of state presence in irrigation and the transfer of management from government agencies to farmers or farming communities has become a widespread phenomenon, in response to the dual problem of low irrigation performance and constraints to public funding. The underlying principle is to encourage farmers and local communities to take(More)
Water resources management reform in developing countries has tended to overlook community-based water laws, which govern self-help water development and management by large proportions, if not the majority, of citizens: rural, small-scale water users, including poor women and men. In an attempt to fill this gap, global experts on community-based water law(More)
S ubsidized agricultural exports to developing countries and, worse, food aid kill the output markets of smallholders there, who encompass the majority of the world’s poor. Especially in sub-Saharan Africa, this unfair competition, together with blatant neglect of agriculture in public policy, hampers agricultural growth. Throughout history, agricultural(More)
ii IWMI receives its principal funding from 58 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Cover photographs by Jacobijn van Etten show a cross section of poor farmers in the Andhi Khola area. / water / water rights / poverty / irrigation(More)
Household methodologies Gender, targeting and social inclusion How To Do Notes are prepared by the IFAD Policy and Technical Advisory Division and provide practical suggestions and guidelines to country programme managers, project design teams and implementing partners to help them design and implement programmes and projects. They present technical and(More)